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A Dive Into Disney's Frozen's Magical World Of Arendelle

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11/23/2013 10:27 pm
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A Dive Into Disney's Frozen's Magical World Of Arendelle

Benjamin Spence Staff Writer

Walt Disney Studios are already celebrating a successful 2013 with releases including Oz: the Great and Powerful, Pixar's Monsters University, and Marvel's Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. The studio has already broken its previous 2010 global box office record of $3.791 billion. But instead of turning up the heat to finish off the year, a flurry of Frozen magic may be sealing the deal in making 2013 Disney’s most successful year. Disney’s winter offering, from the creators of Tangled and Wreck It Ralph, treats us to not just one princess but two loveable royals. Diving into the world of Arendelle, we meet sisters Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) who visibly have a close bond. As the pair play around, Anna looks up to her older sister who has the power to make ice and snow. Things, however, turn frosty when Elsa accidentally injures her sister; resulting in a dramatic spree where enchanting trolls erase Anna’s memory of Elsa’s powers. Following the mistake Elsa is forced to hide away and as a result completely distances herself from the world, and her sister. You can’t help but to feel sorry for the loveably awkward Anna who desperately craves attention and an explanation from her older sister. At the same time you also feel for Elsa’s character who’s instructed to “conceal it, don’t feel it, don’t let it show”. During the pressure of her coronation and the news of Anna’s sudden engagement the gloves come off (literally) and Elsa’s powers are revealed to Arendelle. This generates a subplot of treason by a villainous Duke (Alan Tudyk). As Elsa runs away, she leaves behind her sister, and subsequently a winter spell over their Scandinavian kingdom. The sequence where Elsa goes into hiding is a definite highlight of the film as directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee show off with some impressive 3D. Animated features can’t really go wrong with 3D but this accompanied with power ballad “Let It Go” makes you want to fist pump the air. As Elsa belts out the song she creates a new palace and has a mini makeover in the process. Be prepared to find yourself humming the tune for days after seeing the movie. The exciting adventure really begins when Anna goes in search of her sister. Along the way she meets adorable ice trader Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), and his even more adorable reindeer, Sven, both of which decide to help Anna on her mission. Sven is a humorous sidekick in his own right but it’s actually Elsa’s forgotten creation that steals the limelight. Olaf (Josh Gad) is a snowman with a warm heart and a contagious laugh. He’s an instantly loveable character that’s sure to be a hit with young children and big kids alike. With the film’s release date cleverly timed, Olaf merchandise is sure to be on a few Christmas lists this year. The dippy character dreams of experiencing the summer. This leads to a comical song about his vision of living it up in the summer sun. His delusional dream makes you love him more and he, too, joins the quest to bring back the summer to Arendelle. With the incredible storyline and musical sore to match Frozen could easily make the transition to the stage. Whilst a certain romance is predictable you are still left wondering how it will all pan out. There are some shocking twists to the tale when some characters reveal their icy side. It’s uplifting to see a Disney story centered on a family bond rather than the usual search for a prince charming. The gripping conclusion however still conveys a traditional Disney message that only true love can thaw a frozen heart. Awww! Before the frosty feature is the impressive short film Get a Horse which mixes vintage Disney cartoon style with the latest computer technology. Following the mischief and mayhem, as Mickey tries to save Minnie, the short uses both black and white and colors simultaneously. The 3D is tremendously sharp especially with the first blast of colors. The contrasting also works perfectly resulting in an award worthy masterpiece from director Laura MacMullan. http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com

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